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Rua Santa Maria 5a, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 225 344 ‎
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Ranked #43 of 420 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A small family owned restaurant in the old part of Funchal specialized in fish and some regional sea food. The Lapas are nice and fresh. And the fish is really tasty and well prepared. Don't expect sophistication, just really good food. Very popular among locals.

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Good fish and "lapas". Skip the vegetables. Bring your own bread, the restaurant doesn't serve any (to get the good juices from lapas pan).

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We found this restaurant after reading about it in a sunday supplement,it was very small + friendly we couldn't really understand the owner but went with his recommendation it was the best restaurant in Funchal I WOULD RECOMEND IT AS IT WAS VERY FRIENDL PRICED

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The only restaurant on Madeira where guests wait in line for 20 minutes to get in - and yes, it is worth it: Amazing local food, very simple, quite cheap. A must-go restaurant!

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2 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Picked by using trip advisor and is as it says. Very small and busy. Arrived at 7.00pm and were seated straight away. Husband speaks pretty good English and I ordered 2 espada 1 grilled 1 fried with 1 side of vegetables and 1 potatoes. Received 1 larger portion of espada which although meant to be filleted was full of bones... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovley couple handling their guests, it cannot get more authentic than this, count in some waiting time should you not get a table upfont, fresh seafood, very friendly priced.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Jaquet would appear to be an institution in Funchal, and given its high rating on Trip Advisor, we opted to try it for ourselves. We tried to book a table earlier in the day but were told that they don't take reservations, but as long as we were there by 7.30 in the evening, we should get seated. This was... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We arrived early (7.15pm) and had the chance to get a table in this small but excellent restaurant. Very limited menu (only local fish and shell-fish) but everything is fresh and very well prepared and served by a charming couple.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We decided to try Jaquet on the basis of reviews. We were not looking for an up-market experience, just well-cooked food amid the tourist traps. We were certainly not disappointed. Decent wine, fish cooked to order, entertained by a hard-working and expert team of husband and wife who seem to cope alone with this buzzing little place. The price tag... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It's easy to find but trickier to get into. It was closed first time we went & then when it was open it was full. We persevered & got there shortly after 7. The first thing I noticed was a sign which intuition told me said we don't take credit cards. So only having a limited amount of cash on... More 

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Address: Rua Santa Maria 5a, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 291 225 344 ‎
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Cuisine: Portuguese

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